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Atlanta Sticky-Price CPI: Up to 5.5% vs. 4.7% Prior


The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—increased 5.5 percent (on an annualized basis) in September, following a 4.7 percent increase in August. On a year-over-year basis, the series is up 5.1 percent.

  • On a core basis (excluding food and energy), the sticky-price index increased 5.5 percent (annualized) in September, and its 12-month percent change was 5.0 percent.
  • The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—increased 3.9 percent (annualized) in September and is up 1.0 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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